Do you want to upgrade your drivers license in Ghana? You need to stay with this post then.

This article gives you a complete guide on DVLA ghana license upgrade and other relevant information therein.

In our previous articles, we discussed how to register and renew drivers license in Ghana. This article only focuses on how to upgrade.

Formerly, upgrading your drivers license seems a tedious task. Clients had to visit the nearest DVLA office.

This stress has been taken away by the introduction of the DVLA online portal which can be used for other services aside drivers license upgrade.

We are going to give you the steps to upgrade your DVLA license online in Ghana with ease. Stay with us.


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Importance things to note

Before we take you through the steps of DVLA license upgrade, note the following.

  • License upgrade is different from license renewal


Requirements for driver’s license upgrade

Existing drivers who want to upgrade their driving license to a higher class should meet the following requirements.

Applicants must:

  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Attain a minimum of two (2) years in the present class

How much does it cost to upgrade driver’s license?

GHS 350.00

How long does it take to get your license?

Your upgraded license will be issued to you within a period of 3 months


Steps to upgrade driver’s license online

There are basically eight steps to follow to get your drivers license upgraded.

  • Present a valid driver’s licence to the DVLA
  • Authentication and verification of license by the DVLA
  • Payment of required fee
  • Filling of Form X
  • Take written test
  • Take in-traffic test
  • Issuance of temporary licence/cover note
  • Issuance of driver’s license

The above steps are the process to follow. However, to initiate the process, you have to start the online application by following the steps below.

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your username and password or register if you are a new user
  3. Click sign in
  4. You will be redirected to DVLA online portal
  5. You can now access the Driving License service that allows you to upgrade your driver’s license
  6. Click on “Driving Licence”
  7. Select upgrade driver’s license
  8. Fill in your particulars
  9. Pay the fees required
  10. Schedule for written test and in-traffic test follows.

After, your license will be issued to you in 3 months.

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  • Francis Amoah Nuako

    Francis Amoah Nuako, professionally known as PC Boss, is a Ghanaian blogger and SEO expert. He is the founder of PC Boss Online, a tech blog that publishes technology-related articles primarily for Ghanaian audiences. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc Nursing) and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc Information Technology) from the University of Health and Allied Sciences and Ghana Communication Technology University, respectively.

Post update on January 27, 2022